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the light of things

April 12, 2009

Thinking about daylight and artificial light I have to admit that daylight, the light on things, is so moving to me that I feel almost a spiritual quality. When the sun comes up in the morning – which I always find so marvellous, absolutely fantastic the way it comes back every morning – and casts its light on things, it doesn’t feel as if it quite belongs in this world. I don’t understand light. It gives me the feeling there’s something beyond me, something beyond all understanding. And I am very glad, very grateful that there is such a thing.

Peter Zumthor
from The Light of Things

In honour of Peter Zumthor having just been awarded the Pritzker Prize here are some videos of him and his work. (view slideshow. read Time article or NYTimes article, also an interview)

Thermae of Stone pt. 2

St. Benedicts Chapel in Sumvitg, Switzerland

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